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Chicago pastry chef + chemist a combined force in cannabis edibles market

Chicago pastry chef + chemist a combined force in cannabis edibles market

mcclatchyNovember 6, 2022

By Deanese Williams-Harris, Chicago Tribune Award-winning Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal can be viewed as a modern-day David, using a slingshot loaded with edibles infused with THC to slay the…

Indoor growing could feed Canadians — and others — year-round

Indoor growing could feed Canadians — and others — year-round

The Canadian PressOctober 30, 2022

Whether it was pandemic-driven supply chain delays, a war in Europe causing grain prices to spike or flooding in British Columbia disrupting rail lines and highways, the past two and…

Xebra brings Vicious Citrus cannabis-infused lemonade to Canada

Xebra brings Vicious Citrus cannabis-infused lemonade to Canada

Jennifer BlythSeptember 4, 2022

Cannabis company Xebra Brands has launched a line of cannabis-infused lemonades, available to Canadian consumers. A non-carbonated THC-infused lemonade beverage, Vicious Citrus offers a tangy citrus flavour and a 5:1…

B.C. given a ‘B’ letter grade for liquor policies in bars, restaurants: report

B.C. given a ‘B’ letter grade for liquor policies in bars, restaurants: report

Ali AdwanAugust 3, 2022

The province has been given a ‘B’ letter grade by Restaurants Canada in its annual review on liquor policies and how they relate to service levels in bars and restaurants.…

Craft beer and food festival on tap in Chemainus Aug. 13

Craft beer and food festival on tap in Chemainus Aug. 13

Don BodgerJuly 29, 2022

Excitement is building in small-town Chemainus over a big festival. The Chemainus Business Improvement Association is hosting the Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival in Chemainus for the third time…

New cannabis beverages hit the Canadian market to meet rising demand

New cannabis beverages hit the Canadian market to meet rising demand

Daniel ShipleyJuly 8, 2022

Are you looking for something new in cannabis-infused beverages to sip while enjoying the warm summer months? Canadian beverage companies Truss Beverage Co. and Entourage Health Corp. are both introducing…

Limited-quantity batch B.C. cannabis products aim to deliver elevated experience

Limited-quantity batch B.C. cannabis products aim to deliver elevated experience

Jennifer BlythNovember 13, 2022

Delta, B.C.’s Pure Sunfarms is enticing cannabis consumers with limited-quantity batches of hand-harvested, hang-dried and hand-detailed cannabis. Soar products aim to deliver an elevated cannabis experience, crafted from dried flower…

Nelson-Creston MLA hosts online survey about cannabis legislation changes

Nelson-Creston MLA hosts online survey about cannabis legislation changes

Bill MetcalfeNovember 12, 2022

In an online survey, MLA Brittny Anderson is asking Nelson-Creston residents for their opinions on cannabis legislation. The federal government is reviewing the Cannabis Act, which came into force in…

Vancouver Island cannabis dispensary marks one-year anniversary with $5,000 donation to Indigenous youth group

Vancouver Island cannabis dispensary marks one-year anniversary with $5,000 donation to Indigenous youth group

Sami IslamSeptember 9, 2022

The Alberni Valley’s Green Coast Dispensary celebrated its one-year anniversary Aug. 6 with a community barbecue and the announcement of a $5,000 donation to the Hupacasath Youth Group. Green Coast…

Craft beer and food festival on tap in Chemainus Aug. 13

Craft beer and food festival on tap in Chemainus Aug. 13

Don BodgerJuly 29, 2022

Excitement is building in small-town Chemainus over a big festival. The Chemainus Business Improvement Association is hosting the Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival in Chemainus for the third time…

Dog illness from ingesting cannabis ‘more and more common’, Harrison Hot Springs vet says

Dog illness from ingesting cannabis ‘more and more common’, Harrison Hot Springs vet says

Adam LouisMay 6, 2022

It’s just in a dog’s nature to eat something it isn’t supposed to. However, Fraser Valley veterinarians stress the need to keep a watchful eye on your dog’s catch of…

‘Copycat’ cannabis edibles draw ire of big food companies

‘Copycat’ cannabis edibles draw ire of big food companies

mcclatchyApril 30, 2022

By Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune At first glance, there is little indication the snack-size bag of Trix is meant to get a user stoned. Every detail of the packaging has…

New York hasn’t licensed any pot shops, yet they abound

New York hasn’t licensed any pot shops, yet they abound

Associated PressNovember 20, 2022

Eager, anxious and frustrated, Yuri Krupitsky is waiting to find out whether he’ll get to open one of the first legal recreational marijuana shops in New York state. He wrangled…

Unique Tofino hike offers crash course in Second World War history

Unique Tofino hike offers crash course in Second World War history

These days, Tofino’s Long Beach is a year-round hotspot for surfers and young families playing in the soft white sand. But the scene was dramatically different in 1942, when the…

This B&B (bud and bong) is a stoner’s forest paradise

This B&B (bud and bong) is a stoner’s forest paradise

Canadian Evergreen StaffSeptember 11, 2022

Get high in a tree. Mountain Views Tree House Bed and Breakfast Retreat lets guests do that, literally and figuratively. The treehouse getaway offers cannabis-friendly stays on nearly four acres…

Kootenay Rockies Tourism, Selkirk College explore cannabis tourism opportunities

Kootenay Rockies Tourism, Selkirk College explore cannabis tourism opportunities

Carolyn GrantJuly 23, 2022

As a regional destination marketing organization, Kootenay Rockies Tourism is always seeking ways to increase economic growth for the region’s tourism industry. And one of the opportunities they see is…

Alcohol could be coming to cafes on major BC Ferries routes by end of year

Alcohol could be coming to cafes on major BC Ferries routes by end of year

Wolf DepnerJune 11, 2022

BC Ferries plans to introduce alcoholic beverages on key routes, but not during the peak of the holiday season. Without giving details except to say the additions would be introduced…

8 insider tips for visiting LA’s only open weed bar

8 insider tips for visiting LA’s only open weed bar

mcclatchyMay 27, 2022

By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times When the Artist Tree Studio Dispensary Lounge opened its doors on April 20, on the two floors above its West Hollywood dispensary, it became…